Join professional musician Emily Merrell for conversations with artists of all kinds. We'll peel back the layers of mystery surrounding our talents and skills, our hustles, our impostor syndromes, our muses, our beliefs about the origins of creativity, and about what it means to be "successful" in our professions.
Mediums include: studio art, graphic design, dance, cooking, illustration, creative writing, storytelling, comedy, music composition, music performance, film making, acting, production, fashion design, photography, and more.
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- Artwork by Sarah Keele @sarahkeeleart
- Theme Song "As You Are" by Emily Merrell @emilymerrellmusic
- Ad Segment Music by Jarom Hansen @jerry.d.hansen
Ep. 87: Lindsay Hansen Park
Lindsay Hansen Park is an American Mormon feminist blogger, activist, podcaster, and the Executive Director for the Salt Lake City-based non-profit Sunstone Education Foundation. She is the host of the acclaimed Year of Polygamy podcast and the Sunstone Mormon History podcast.
Ep. 86: Rachel Clark
Rachel is a transplant from California. Makeup artist, hair stylist, painter, singer and songwriter. An exMormon and a witch, constantly learning and dedicated to the process of finding a meaningful life and living authentically.
Ep. 85: Dan Dowsett
Dan has been playing drums and making music for 20 years. He grew up playing and studying funk, jazz, hip hop and classic rock – and has played in bands of countless genres ranging from ska to country to metal.
He is also highly influenced by music in TV and film, and has scored a handful of independent films/shows.
Dan currently teaches drum students of all ages primarily online, but also in student homes and his studio. In addition to all things drumming in a modern context, he also incorporates Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) technology into his lessons, with an emphasis on music production, sampling, song arrangement, composition and more.
He currently plays with Stereo Match (music on all platforms) an indie alternative rock band, and is working on a solo instrumental album planned for release Spring of 2021.
Band IG: @stereomatch
Band Site: stereomatchmusic.com
Ep. 84: Mark Bigelow
Mark Bigelow received degrees in Philosophy (1989) and Public Administration (1991) from Brigham Young University. Later in life, he began taking art classes at BYU to pursue a different path. He has been working in stained glass since 2002, when he initially made art as a hobby. In 2013, he created Mountain Light Glazier, LLC and primarily makes commissions for homes.
Bigelow has been an Affiliate Member of the Stained Glass Association of America since 2017. In June 2018, the SGAA funded his attendance at “Designing with Freedom” a workshop in New York with Ellen Mandelbaum. He has exhibited his work locally with the Utah County Artist Guild, where his piece “Rainbow Fall” won second place in 2017.
Ep. 83: Eric Hopkins
Eric Hopkins plays the dual role of percussionist and associate principal timpanist in the symphony. His passion lies in both roles equally. For Eric, percussion is about negotiating the wide array of acoustic possibility, overcoming and embracing the challenges of each unique instrument. On timpani, the large copper kettle drums, Eric strives to maximize the sound color palette to vivify the emotional content of the music.
Ep. 82: Laura Lee Bradshaw
Acclaimed Sculptor and Painter presently residing in Saratoga Springs, Utah. Born in California, Bradshaw moved to Utah at age nineteen to attend BYU, where she completed a BFA and MFA in Art. Bradshaw teaches art at Utah Valley University. She is a mother of four children. From her domestic experience as mother and nurturer she finds artistic inspiration. She is a classical figurative artist. Themes of celebration and belief in humanity run through her work. Among her notable works are Martha Hughes Cannon, an eight-foot bronze displayed at the Utah State Capitol, Acanthus Child, a six-foot figure displayed at the University of Utah Medical Center, as well as several sculptures on display at the Conference Center in Salt Lake City.
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Emily has such a beautiful heart
Emily is a fantastic person and I am so grateful to be able to share in her conversations with other creative minds! Sergio Pamies episode 💫💫💫💫
Through illuminating conversations with a wide array of creative artists, Emily does an excellent job of getting at the heart of what it means to make one's living as an artist. She explores the struggles and contradictions of the creative life but also the "big magic" (to use Elizabeth Gilbert's phrase) that makes it all worth it. Thank you, Emily!
Loved this episode- real, raw insight into the struggle/fine line between selling vs selling out, whatever brand of art - or ART - you may practice.